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Marcus, Jeffrey M.; Hughes, Tia M.; McElroy, Douglas M.; Wyatt, Robert E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
To improve retention and engagement, first-year college science majors enrolled in University Experience orientation courses participated in a hands-on laboratory research experience: a DNA barcoding project to facilitate species identification. Students collected arthropods and hypothesized morphology-based species identifications. Then they…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Identification
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Schoenly, Kenneth G.; Haskell, Neal H.; Mills, David K.; Bieme-Ndi, Carine; Larsen, Kristie; Lee, Yer – American Biology Teacher, 2006
In this article, the authors describe how to construct a mock crime scene, acquire a pig carcass, sample its arthropod fauna, integrate photographic, climatic and arthropod successional data, and estimate the postmortem interval (PMI) from insect successional timetables. The experimental layout described in this article represents the untreated…
Descriptors: Death, Longitudinal Studies, Animals, Entomology
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Huxham, Mark; Welsh, Angela; Berry, Alice; Templeton, Stuart – Journal of Biological Education, 2006
We examined the wildlife knowledge of primary (aged 4-12) schoolchildren. In particular, we examined the effects of children's age and gender, as well as the taxonomy and origin (indigenous versus exotic) of wildlife, on the degree of knowledge about different species. We used illustrated "flashcards" of mammals, birds and arthropods,…
Descriptors: Animals, Wildlife, Performance Factors, Knowledge Level
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Zumwalde, Sharon – Science Scope, 2000
Introduces an activity on arthropod genetics that involves phenotype and genotype identification of the creature and the construction process. Includes a list of required materials and directions to build a model arthropod. (YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Classification, Creativity, Genetics
Gilmore, Gary D.; Gundersen, Cameron B. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1987
The significance, etiology, transmission, and distribution of arthropod-borne viral encephalitis (ABVE) is reviewed. Collaborative control measures are described. (MT)
Descriptors: Disease Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Public Health
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Withington, Janice J. – Science and Children, 1974
Describes the use of a unit on arthropods as a device for helping children develop an awareness and appreciation of the living environment. (PEB)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Biological Sciences, Elementary School Science, Field Studies
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Senozan, N. M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1976
Discusses the copper-containing molecule that carries oxygen to the tissues of animals in the phyla mollusks and arthropods. (MLH)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Blood Circulation, Chemistry, College Science
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Brown, Sherri – Science and Children, 2006
Collecting "bugs" is an authentic, engaging approach for students to learn about various arthropods and their habitat. Students are able to construct knowledge from field notes involving direct observation, drawing, and classification of these animals. This activity has continuously provided successful measurable content outcomes in which students…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Preservice Teachers, Classification, Preservice Teacher Education
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American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
This article presents an interview with Robert G. Holmberg, professor emeritus at Athabasca University (AU). He retired at the end of 2007 following a thirty-three-year academic career at AU in Edmonton and Athabasca, Alberta, Canada. During that time he oversaw the development and delivery of several of the university's first courses. He helped…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Science Laboratories, Ecology, Foreign Countries
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Rop, Charles J. – American Biology Teacher, 2010
This is a set of animal behavior investigations in which students will practice scientific inquiry as they observe crayfish, ask questions, and discuss territoriality, social interactions, and other behaviors. In doing this, they hone their skills of observation, learn to record and analyze data, control for variables, write hypotheses, make…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Animal Behavior, Biology, Science Instruction
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Richardson, Matthew L.; Hari, Janice – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2011
We developed a predator-prey activity with eighth-grade students in which they used wolf spiders ("Lycosa carolinensis"), house crickets ("Acheta domestica"), and abiotic factors to address how (1) adaptations in predators and prey shape their interaction and (2) abiotic factors modify the interaction between predators and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Grade 8, Science Instruction, Animals
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American Biology Teacher, 1976
Presented are four how-to-do-it projects including: an environmental education museum, developing chick embryos in plastic bags, construction of an arthropod holding device, and safety planning for beach field trips. (SL)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, College Science, Elementary School Science
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Reed, George H., Jr. – Journal of the American College Health Association, 1978
A review is made of public health aspects of some arthropods that might be seen on a college or university campus. The diseases and infestations caused by mites, lice, bed bugs, fleas, and ticks are discussed. (JMF)
Descriptors: Campuses, Colleges, Diseases, Entomology
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Merritt, Sheridan V. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
The use of actographs for studying animal activity is discussed. Described are running recorders for rodents, perching and feeding recorders for birds, and tilting box recorders for studying the movement of reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, High Schools, Laboratory Animals
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School Science Review, 1985
Presents 23 experiments, activities, field projects and computer programs in the biological and physical sciences. Instructional procedures, experimental designs, materials, and background information are suggested. Topics include fluid mechanics, electricity, crystals, arthropods, limpets, acid neutralization, and software evaluation. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Software, Ecology
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